RSU Department of Forestry and Forest/Resources Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Forestry / Forest Resources Management under the Faculty of Agriculture  in Rivers State University  as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in RSU  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The Rivers State University  (RSU) Port Harcourt was established in October, 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology which was itself established in 1972. It is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is the first Technological University in Nigeria and the first state owned State University in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The motto of the University is “Excellence and Creativity”. The University has a staff strength of 1,870 and a student population of 29,939 15000. The University is ranked as the 16th 12th among 80 other Universities in Nigeria. The language of instruction in the institution is English

Also see: Nigerian Universities And Courses They Offering


The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Forestry / Forest Resources Management;

You require;

Five SSCE credit passes in English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and one of Physics, Economics, Further Mathematics and Statistics.


(1) UNICAL and UI require 5 credit passes at one (1) sitting or 6 credit passes at two (2) sittings to include English Language, Biology/Agric science, Chemistry, Mathematics and any one of Geography, Physics and Economics.

(2) RSUST – accepts a pass in English language for candidates with five ‘O’ level credits which include Mathematics and Physics.

(3) RSUST and MAUTECH require at least a pass in Physics


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Forestry / Forest Resources Management under the Faculty of Agriculture in the above Universities include;

Chemistry, Biology or Agriculture and Physics or Mathematics


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Forestry / Forest Resources Management, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

Two ’A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology or Agric Science or Zoology or Botany.


(1) RSUST requires HSC/GCE A’ level passes in Chemistry and Biology including English Language, ND/UD (upper credit) in Biology or Agricultural Science for admission to 200 level or HND (credit) in Biology or Agricultural Science for admission to 200 or 300 levels respectively in addition to UTME requirement.

(2) UI accepts National Diploma in Forestry provided ‘O’ level requirements are met.

(3) UDUSOK accepts:
a) NCE (Agric) or OND (credit level) in Agric/Forestry.
b) HND (Agric) or Forestry may be admitted into 300 level

JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into RSU for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have scored 180 or above in your JAMB result.

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